About the Authors

Stefanie Knopp

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Benjamin Speich

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Jan Hattendorf

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Laura Rinaldi

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Animal Health, Regional Center for Monitoring Parasites (CREMOPAR), Regione Campania, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy

Khalfan A. Mohammed

Affiliation Helminth Control Laboratory Unguja, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania

I. Simba Khamis

Affiliation Helminth Control Laboratory Unguja, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania

Alisa S. Mohammed

Affiliation Helminth Control Laboratory Unguja, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania

Marco Albonico

Affiliations Ivo de Carneri Foundation, Milano, Italy, Public Health Laboratory Ivo de Carneri, Chake-Chake, Pemba, United Republic of Tanzania

David Rollinson

Affiliation Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories, Biomedical Parasitology Division, Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

Hanspeter Marti

Affiliations University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, Department of Medical Services and Diagnostic, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Giuseppe Cringoli

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Animal Health, Regional Center for Monitoring Parasites (CREMOPAR), Regione Campania, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy

Jürg Utzinger

juerg.utzinger@unibas.ch

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Competing Interests

GC is the inventor and current patent holder of the FLOTAC apparatus. In case the current broad-scale validation of the FLOTAC technique will be successful, the method will be licensed free of charge to the WHO and interested public non-commercial research centers. None of the other authors has any conflict of interest concerning the work reported in this paper.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SK BS LR KAM MA DR HM GC JU. Performed the experiments: SK BS LR ISK ASM. Analyzed the data: SK JH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JH KAM ISK DR HM GC JU. Wrote the paper: SK BS JH LR KAM ISK ASM MA DR HM GC JU.